Joint Omani-British Naval Drill “White Shark” Concludes

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Joint Omani-British Naval Drill “White Shark” Concludes

Joint Omani-British Naval Drill “White Shark” Concludes

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The Royal Navy of Oman (RNO) concluded Tuesday the joint Omani-British naval drill “White Shark”, which began in Al Batinah coastal zone on 29 October 2021.

The drill saw the participation of vessels from the RNO and the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom (UK), Oman News Agency (ONA) reported.

The joint drill is an opportunity to exchange expertise, which will contribute in sustaining preparedness of the RNO in all fields.

Meanwhile, Dr. Mohammed Nasser Al Za’abi, Secretary General at the Omani Ministry of Defence received at his office in Al Murtafaa Garrison Tuesday Air Marshal Joy Martin Sampson, Senior Advisor to the British Chief of Defence Staff for the Middle East and North Africa. The two sides discussed a spectrum of topics of common interest.

The meeting was attended by the Ambassador of the United Kingdom (UK) appointed to the Sultanate of Oman and the Defence Attaché at the UK Embassy in Muscat.

For his part, Vice Admiral Abdullah Khamis Al Ra’eesi, Chief of Staff of the Sultan’s Armed Forces (SAF) received at Al Murtafa’a Garrison Sunday General Sir Nicholas Carter, British Chief of the Defence Staff.

The two sides discussed several matters of common interest and reviewed the strong military cooperation between the Sultanate of Oman and the United Kingdom (UK), as well as means of enhancing them.

The meeting was attended by SAF senior officers, the Defence Attaché at the British Embassy in Muscat and the delegation accompanying the guest.

Furthermore, HH Sayyid Shihab bin Tarik Al Said, Oman’s Deputy Prime Minister for Defense Affairs also received at his office Sunday in Al Murtafa’a Garrison the visiting British Chief of the Defence Staff.

The two sides reviewed the relations between the two countries and discussed several matters of common interest. They also explored spheres of the existing military cooperation between the Defence Ministries of the Sultanate of Oman and the United Kingdom (UK), as well as means of strengthening them to serve the joint interests of the two countries.

Lastly, General Sultan Mohammed Al Nu’amani, Minister of the Royal Office received at his office Sunday General Sir Nicholas Carter, British Chief of the Defence Staff.

General Al Nu’amani affirmed the deep, historical relations between the Sultanate of Oman and the United Kingdom (UK) and the progress they witnessed in various spheres, which reflects the attention accorded by of two countries’ leaderships.

On his turn, General Sir Nicholas thanked the Sultanate of Oman for its regional and international role. The two sides also reviewed a spectrum of topics of joint interest.

The meeting was attended by Vice Admiral Abdullah Khamis Al Ra’eesi, Chief of Staff of the Sultan’s Armed Forces (SAF) and the delegation accompanying the guest. 

 
 
 



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